The DfT has published three new statistical bulletins providing data about traffic volumes, reliability of jouneys on motorways and ‘A’ roads, and congestion on ‘A’ roads.
Quarterly Road Traffic Estimates: Great Britain shows that all motor vehicle traffic increased by 2.9% in Q2 (April to June) 2013 compared with the same quarter in 2012. The bulletin also reveals that car traffic increased by 2.3% to 60.8 billion vehicle miles; light goods vehicle traffic increased by 6.1% to a peak of 10.7 billion vehicle miles; and heavy goods vehicle traffic increased by 1.7% to 3.9 billion vehicle miles.
Reliability of journeys on Highways Agency’s motorway and ‘A’ road network, England: April to June 2013 provides provisional data for the year ending June 2013, which shows that 77.2% of journeys on the Highways Agency managed network were ‘on time’ – a 0.1% increase on the year ending March 2013.
The third bulletin, Congestion on local authority managed ‘A’ roads, England: April to June 2013 provides provisional data for the year ending June 2013, which shows that the average speed on locally managed ‘A’ roads in England during the weekday morning peak was 24.9 mph – a 0.3% decrease on the year ending March 2013. For individual months, average speeds were slightly slower in April 2013 (down 1.4%), May 2013 (down 0.8%) and June 2013 (down 0.8%) compared to the same months in 2012.